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American Dharma (Country: US, UK; Year: 2018; Director: Errol Morris; Stars: Stephen Bannon)
Documentary about far-right activist Steve Bannon.
Angels Are Made Of Light (Year: 2018; Director: James Longley)
Documentary tracking schoolchildren growing up in Kabul over a period of years.
Carmine Street Guitars (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Ron Mann; Writer: Len Blum; Stars: Rick Kelly, Jim Jarmusch, Charlie Sexton, Eszter Balint, Dave Hill, Jamie Hince, Kirk (The Roots) Douglas, Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot, Nels Cline, Lenny Kaye, Cindy Hulej, Eleanor Friedberger, Stewart Hurwood, Christine Bougie, Travis Good)
A shop resisting gentrification.
The Cold Blue (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Erik Nelson)
Documentary built primarily from colour 16mm images shot in the spring of 1943 by director William Wyler and his crew on 8th Air Force bombing raids over Germany and strategic locations in occupied France.
Divide And Conquer: The Story Of Roger Ailes (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Alexis Bloom)
Documentary about the man who worked his way from the Nixon White House, to George HW Bush’s successful 1988 presidential campaign, to the stewardship of Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News.
Dream Of A City (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Manfred Kirchheimer)Showing with Carmine Street Guitars
Documentary, showing construction sites and street life and harbour traffic shot by Kirchheimer and his old friend Walter Hess from 1958 to 1960, and set to Shostakovich and Debussy.
End Of Life (Country: US, Greece; Year: 2017; Director: John Bruce, Paweł Wojtasik)
Documentary looking at the 'work of dying' for five individuals: Sarah Grossman, the spiritual teacher Ram Dass, Carol Verostek, Doris Johnson, and the artist, writer, and performer Matt Freedman.
Fire Music (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Tom Surgal; Stars: John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Sun Ra, Ornette Coleman, Eric Dolphy, Cecil Taylor, Albert Ayler, Sonny Simmons, Tristan Hansinger, Carla Bley, Gary Giddins, Prince Lasha, Ingrid Sertso, Bobby Bradford, John Coltrane)
Documentary tracing the free jazz movement.
Maria By Callas (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Tom Volf; Stars: Maria Callas, Vittorio De Sica, Aristotle Onassis, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Omar Sharif, Luchino Visconti)
The most famous soprano in the world, a true diva, recounts her life 40 years after her death.
The Memphis Belle: A Story Of A Flying Fortress (Country: US; Year: 1944; Director: William Wyler; Writer: Jerome Chodorov, Lester Koenig, William Wyler; Stars: Stanley Wray, Robert Morgan, James A. Verinis, Robert J. Hanson, Charles B. Leighton, Harold P. Loch, John P. Quinlan, Cecil H. Scott, Vince Evans, Clarence E. Winchell, Casimer A. Nastal, Haywood Hansell, King George VI, Queen Elizabeth Mother the Queen, Ira C. Eaker)
Documentary about the 25th and last bombing mission of a B17, the "Memphis Belle".
Watergate and The Times of Bill Cunningham
The Times of Bill Cunningham (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Mark Bozek; Writer: Mark Bozek)
Documentary about the famous street photographer.
The Waldheim Waltz (Waldheims Walzer) (Country: Austria; Year: 2018; Director: Ruth Beckermann; Writer: Ruth Beckermann; Stars: Kurt Waldheim)
Study of Austrian politician Kurt Waldheim who became UN secretary-general and the way his ascension was reported.
Watergate (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Charles Ferguson)
Re-examination of the scandal that brought down the Nixon White House.
What You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire? (Country: Italy, US; Year: 2018; Director: Roberto Minervini; Writer: Roberto Minervini; Stars: Dorothy Hill, Kevin Goodman, Judy Hill, Ronaldo King, Michael Nelson, Ashlei King, Titus Turner)
The story of a community of black people in the American South during the summer 2017, when a string of brutal killings of black men sent shockwaves throughout the country.